A tasty venison sandwich allows a state DOT worker to bag a cat beneath the Bong Memorial Bridge, saving it from a fatal fall.
State legislators envision rerouting Highway 53 over a scenic bridge through “our own Grand Canyon of the north.”
An environmental group has asked Minnesota regulators to take a the privately held international organization behind PolyMet Mining Corporation before approving any permits for its planned sulfide mining operation.
The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota is against a project that would bring high-speed Internet access to Lake County and parts of nearby eastern St. Louis County. The foundation has expressed the concerns that, as Lake County has multiple private companies already providing similar services, the project represents government competing with the private sector.
The 28th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is underway, with 24 dog sled teams racing up Lake Superior’s north shore and back in the lower 48 state’s longest dog sled race.
Issues include the diminished size of the orchestra; preserving the minimum number of rehearsals required for each concert; and the musicians’ need to support themselves with another job.
A Duluth beach walker came across these balls of fibrous stuff on a beach near the city’s Lakewalk, not long after a New Year’s Eve storm. The round bundles — about the size of a plumb — seemed to combine plant material and other things tightly wound with bits of plastic.
An upstart Iron Range company, has signed up with international giant Cargill to push its iron recovery technology worldwide. Magnetation uses patented technology to recover marketable iron from waste piles.
Magnetation is one of the more amazing stories coming out of Minnesota’s Iron Range, a mining region that often produces rags rather than riches stories.
Time to plan that 2011 canoe trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The annual entry permit lottery is already underway through Jan.15. According to the Superior National Forest, the lottery was established to fairly distribute available entry permit quotas for those dates and entry points where demand exceeds availability. You put in your Read more →
I reported earlier about concern in northeastern Minnesota that the Minnesota State Courts system might move to close some of the state’s rural courtrooms, due to a tight state budget and the relative lack of business in some remote county courts. State court officials told me it was something they considered — but only briefly Read more →